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Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

1. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

On this exciting walking tour you’ll discover interesting facts about Leipzig. Learn why the Central Train Station was made up of two halves, hear the interesting story about the fountains, discover how Greenlanders end up in Leipzig, and find out what is interesting about Shakespeare’s stockings. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to discover the city in an entertaining way. During the tour you’ll see the Opera House, the Gewandhaus concert hall, the university, the Mädler Passage, the Old Town Hall, and St. Thomas Church. Along the way your tour guide will recount anecdotes and legends from the city’s history.

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Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

2. Leipzig: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in German

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city of Leipzig. Explore the famous sights of Leipzig's city center in a short amount of time. See the Augustus Square with the opera house, the famous Gewandhaus concert hall and the Nikolai Church, which was at the center of events around German Reunification in 1989. Walk through the modern Specks Hof arcade to the Naschmarkt Square and the Old Exchange. Directly opposite is the Mädler arcade and a bit further you find the historic restaurant Auerbachs Keller. See the Old Town Hall at the market square, one of the most beautiful renaissance buildings in Germany. Continue your tour and visit the tavern Barthels Hof. Enjoy the atmosphere on the most well-known street in Leipzig ‒ the so-called Barfußgässchen ‒ which is characterized by a variety of restaurants and pubs. The last highlight of this tour is the St. Thomas Church, home to the globally renowned St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig.

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Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

3. Leipzig: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour in German

After walking through the passage of the modern Speck’s Hof, you will first reach St. Nicholas Church with its churchyard that was the center of events in the autumn of 1989. Then, head towards Augustusplatz with the Opera House and Gewandhaus Concert Hall and the newly arising university complex. Opposite the Naschmarkt with the Old Stock Exchange, you will see Leipzig’s most famous arcade – Mädler Passage. Next to the entrances to Auerbach’s Keller, the word-famous restaurant, there will be two groups of figures connected with Goethe’s drama “Faust.” The location has been a restaurant since the beginning of the 16th century. The Old Town Hall, one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Germany, is situated on the eastern side of the Market Square. You will then pass Barthel’s Hof, a passage courtyard leading to the city's most famous pub mile – Barfußgässchen. Numerous pubs and restaurants mark the path through Leipzig’s most famous alley. The last highlight of the tour will be St. Thomas Church, the main church of the Thomanerchor, Leipzig’s famous boys choir that is appreciated all over the world.

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What people are saying about University of Leipzig

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,451 reviews

Ms. Schäuble, the city guide, was very authentic. You could feel her commitment and the love for "her" city, which impressed me very much. Since she is a bit older, she has seen everything, GDR times, Monday demos, etc. and the time after the fall of the Wall, reconstruction, reorientation. 2 hour tour through the streets, squares and courtyards, packed with lots of interesting facts, exciting contexts and backgrounds. I really enjoyed the city tour.

Very good !

Very interesting informations "behind the curtain" ... I appreciated it very much though it was the hotest day of the year. Gave me a good overview concerning Leipzig in former times and now. I was wondering why Nicolai Kirche was not in the programm, because this church is also part of Leipzig history. On the other hand - it`s easy to find on your own way. So this is not a big (negative) point.

Excellent tour of Leipzig with her buildings + history

Thanks to the guide we got a a good insight of the history of Leipzig and her inhabitants and the significance of the city through the ages in a tour of 2 hours.

Very informative city tour with a great city guide, who very knowingly and vividly brought us closer to his city.

Very informative

The guide was nice, knowledgeable and funny. Learned a lot